Southern National Spring Show

Southern National Work Crew
It takes a good crew to run the Southern National Show!
Stacy Dohle, Brenda Headge, Barry Cavett, Kelli Dunklee, and Tim Ewing.

Kate Geppert always is a big help at Southern National with the shows.

Sophia Geppert also helps in the ring handing out ribbons.



There are five district shows. If you are in the area, go and support your local dairy breeders at their district shows. It is a great way to get to know other breeders. Some districts also have meals and other activities planned. If you have any questions just give your district president or me a call. South Central district show date is not yet finalized.


June 1-3 Arkansas Juniors
4-State Dairy Days, Bentonville

Early June Northeast District Show, MU Campus, Columbia, MO

July 11 West Central District Show
Held at Cass County Fairgrounds, Pleasant Hill.

July 28 South Central District Show

August 17 ~ 8:00 AM Southwest District Show, MO state Fair.
Held in conjunction with Stat Fair



Alfred Brandt, Linn, MO
Janice Perry, Republic, MO



2018 Missouri Holstein Field Day
Tuesday, July 24 - Barnett, Missouri
Luck-E-Charm Holsteins
Michael & Catherine Leinbach

Everyone is Welcome - Bring a Neighbor!

Luck-E-Charm Holsteins is owned and operated by Michael and Catherine Leinbach of Barnett, Missouri. Barnett is located in Central Missouri between Versailles and Eldon. The Leinbach’s have always produced high quality milk achieving the lowest SCC in the DFA central region once and first in their district six of the last ten years.

They have recently built a new sand bedded free-stall facility that houses 100 cows featuring automated flushing systems, curtains, and temperature controlled fans. The new parallel double six rapid exit milking facility completes the key features of this well managed herd. Save the date and plan to spend the day with fellow breeders and industry professionals!

They invite you to save the date of July 24 as you join them for a great day.

Events Include:

    The Leinbach's will display and demonstrate:

    1. Bedded sand freestall barn 150’ x 105’ with automatic flush system. Flushes every 1.5 hours. Headlocks and TMR facility.
    2. Automated ventilation curtains & ceiling fans with variable speed activated on temperature and humidity.
    3. New parallel double 6 rapid exit milking parlor. Flexible airbag breast bar customizes to cattle size.
    4. Remodeled heifer barn.
    5. Breeder and industry panel discussion on Genomics.
    6. View several family members of the 4E-95 Lo-Pine Jet Bianca family including a granddaughter sired by Sanchez. The Jacoby x TJR Blondin Delaney x Desire along with other prominent cow families.
    7. Several vendors will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate products
    8. Lunch will be provided with several door prizes.

Michael & Catherine Leinbach
7344 Brookside Lane, Barnett, MO


Details of Revised MPP 2018 Changes - Re-Enrollment open April 9th thru June 1st

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February 2, 2018, the Congress passed, and the President has now signed into law, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (H.R. 1892). This package sets federal spending levels for the next two years and contains a variety of provisions, including dairy policy changes affecting the Margin Protection Program and USDA dairy risk management programs.

As you know, for some time we have been working closely with our allies in Congress to secure necessary improvements to the MPP as well as expanded access to risk management tools for dairy producers. While much of this effort has taken place in the context of the next Farm Bill, we have been pursuing multiple paths to achieve our policy goals. Because of the budget challenges presented by Farm Bill spending limits, Congressional consideration of a supplemental spending bill relating to disaster assistance afforded us a unique opportunity to pursue dairy policy changes in advance of the Farm Bill. A similar need for improved farm program policy facing cotton producers provided added impetus to help garner bipartisan and bicameral support for our efforts.

The bill just passed and enacted into law includes many of the needed MPP reforms and expanded risk management program options that were identified by NMPF’s Economic Policy Committee and subsequently adopted as policy recommendations by the NMPF Board. Taken together, these policy changes will provide meaningful options for producers of all sizes. The changes will be very helpful heading into the 2018 Farm Bill where new budget resources are expected to be limited.

Specifically, the package would:
• Raise the catastrophic coverage level from $4.00 to $5.00 for the first tier of covered production for ALL dairy farmers. Recall that we had discussed restoring the 10 percent cut to the MPP feed formula, which is currently distorted by roughly one dollar. Adjusting the coverage levels is another way of solving that same problem, so Congress has taken a first step in the right direction here.

• Adjust the first tier of covered production to include every dairy farmer’s first five million pounds of annual milk production (about 217 cows) instead of four million pounds, a recognition of the growth in herd sizes across the country. This issue came up in our discussions as well as in Congress over the past year.

• Reduce the premium rates for every producer’s first five million pounds of production, to better enable dairy farmers to afford the higher levels of coverage that will provide more meaningful protection against low margins. No changes were made to the second tier of premiums. Below is a comparison of the old and new rates for the first tier:

MarginOriginal Rate New Rate
$4.00 - -
$4.500.010 -
$5.000.025 -
$5.500.040 0.009
$6.000.055 0.016
$6.500.090 0.040
$7.000.217 0.063
$7.500.300 0.087
$8.000.475 0.142

• Modify the margin calculation to a monthly (from bi-monthly) basis, to make the program more accurate and responsive to producers in difficult months.

• Waive the annual $100 administrative fees for “underserved” farmers.

• Direct USDA to immediately reopen the program signup for 2018. We will be working with USDA (and asking Congress to assist) to begin this process as quickly as possible, with clarity and flexibility for producers and field offices.

• Remove the $20 million annual cap on all livestock insurance, including the Livestock Gross Margin-Dairy program. This will allow USDA to develop and/or approve additional risk management tools for dairy producers that can complement MPP-Dairy, and will likely be of particular interest to larger producers to provide additional risk management assistance.

We believe the reforms enacted in this package will ensure that MPP provides more effective coverage for producers while also expanding the availability of meaningful risk management options for farmers, similar to the options enjoyed by producers of other commodities.

The conclusion of this legislative effort puts us in a much better position going into the upcoming Farm Bill. We look forward to discussing all of these issues with you at our March Board Meeting. In the meantime, we’ll provide you with additional communications materials to share with your members early next week.

I want to thank you and your members who have helped throughout this process. These changes happened as a result of a sound strategy and concerted outreach efforts by many in the dairy community. Your contacts with members of Congress were very helpful in ensuring the dairy provisions made it into the final package, and in gaining majority support for the budget deal in both the House and Senate. This was truly a team effort.

Jim Mulhern, President & CEO National Milk Producers,,

Holstein Marketplace

BRATTLEBORO, Vt., March 2, 2018 – Holstein Association USA is offering an opportunity for breeders to advertise Registered Holsteins® for sale via a page on the Holstein Association USA website. The development of the Holstein Marketplace comes at a time when Registered Holstein breeders are looking for quality genetics to help maximize their profitability. The new Holstein Marketplace provides easy, affordable advertising to help Registered Holstein breeders optimize their investment.

Classified ads may be submitted by using the form found on the Holstein Marketplace website, Complete the form and email the information to

Ads are only accepted for Registered Holsteins. The advertisements are grouped into broad categories for Females, Breeding Bulls, Embryos and Sales/Dispersals. As a condition of advertising and potentially selling cattle through this service, sellers must agree to pay for the transfer of the animals, complete the transfer, and submit it upon completion.

Advertisements of up to 100 words will cost $25 per month. If the text is 101 words or more, the cost is $25 plus an additional 10 cents per word. For added value, breeders have the option of linking their advertisements to a genomic prediction or pedigree for $5 per animal. Links to a website or Facebook page can also be included in the ad. Advertisements will be invoiced to your Holstein Association USA account.

Requests to place advertisements will be accepted anytime. New ads will be placed on the Holstein Marketplace website the first business day of each month and all ads remain on the site until the last business day of that month.

Partial month advertisements are offered at the same rate. These ads will be uploaded to the Holstein Marketplace within five business days.

This new service helps further the popularity of the Holstein breed and provides another avenue to connect Registered Holstein breeders.

Visit to submit an ad today. With questions contact, or call Tim Ewing at 417.818.6455.

Grazing School at MU Research Center May 8-10

The 2018 Regional Grazing School at Mt. Vernon is set for May 8, 9 and 10. The daylong sessions will be held at University of Missouri’s Southwest Research Center located on Hwy. H south of Mt. Vernon.

Applications are being accepted until May 1 or when the enrollment reaches 45.

School sessions cover topics like soil basics and fertility, plant growth and species, pasture layout, fencing and water systems, nutritional requirements of livestock and how to match livestock to forages.

There will be classroom sessions, field exercises and tours to farms that show a variety of grazing setups.

Instructors are University of Missouri Extension faculty and Natural Resource Conservation Service personnel.

This basic grazing school dates back to 1990. A lot has changed and the experienced instructors will bring participants up-to-date with current recommendations. The school is required for certain cost-share programs provided by the NRCS.

Registration is underway at the MU Extension center located in the Lawrence County Courthouse in Mt. Vernon. The cost is $140 per person or $225 for couples. This fee covers handout material, three lunches and refreshments.

More details available on-line at or call 417-466-3102 for more information.

— Eldon Cole, University of Missouri Extension

Women In Dairy

May Meetings
WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 @ 11 AM
DFA Product Innovation Center, Springfield, MO

This is an awesome opportunity to tour DFA's food product innovation center and see some of the national items that are developed and tested right here in Springfield. This is a joint SW and SC group meeting.

Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Where: 3253 E. Chestnut, Expressway, Springfield
RSVP: Reagan Bluel 417-847-3161 or

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Thank you for the Support of the State 4-H and FFA Dairy Judging Teams on their International Judging Experience!


A sincere THANK YOU to everyone who supported the youth dairy judging teams headed to compete internationally this summer during the Heart of America Dairy Expo. Whether you purchased an item, bought tickets for the 50/50 raffle or gave an encouraging word or forwarded on your information for future contact you gesture did not go un-noticed!!

This weekend gave the teams a huge boost in their fundraising as they enter the home stretch to meet their goals! They will have a reception when they return to honor all of the donors and share their experiences!

Karla Deaver and Ted Probert 417-466-3102 or 417-741-6134 or

PULSATOR - March 2018

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June 1 Deadline

Advertise your Cattle for Sale or place a Farm Ad

Missouri Holstein is excited to announce we will provide advertising in the Pulsator Newsletter. The next issue will be coming out in March. Both full color and Black and White ad options are available and very affordable. Circulation is across the entire state of Missouri consisting of over 200 dairy farmers.

Do you have seed or hay to sell? Cattle that you would like to move? Bulls to sell or are you needing some springers? This is the place for you. We would love to help you with your advertising needs. We can take your ideas and design your ad.

Full Page (8.5" x 11") - $100
Half Page - $50
Quarter Page - $30

Full Page (8.5" x 11") - $80
Half Page - $40
Quarter Page - $20

Click Here for Ad details and reservation form

Contact Secretary, Jodi Wright ASAP to place your ad. 417-743-2921-2679 or


LATE FEE of $10/Membership
AFTER APRIL 14, 2018
Memberships received after June 1 do NOT qualify for State Sponsored Awards

You can pay dues ONLINE or MAIL!
before June 1 to qualify for association awards.

PAY ONLINE (click here)

PAY VIA MAIL (click here)


Adult membership dues are a flat fee of $50.00 per herd prefix.
For each additional individual member per prefix, an additional $25.00 per person.
Those adult members who do not own cattle pay $25.00 per membership.
Junior members pay $5.00 per membership.
Removed from Holstein USA Membership March 15.
Late Fee of $10.00 per adult membership April 15 or later.

A paid State Membership will reduce your registration fees 
and other Holstein Service fees. State Memberships are renewed annually for both Adult & Junior Members.

JUNIORS: If you are a Junior only member (your parents are not state association members, and you wish to receive the Mid-States Magazine then you must include $5 additional (per family) with your junior dues in order to receive the Mid-States.

Membership registration forms are available for download - Click HERE.
Please send completed forms and a check payable
to Missouri Holstein Association to:

Missouri Holstein Association
Jodi Wright, Secretary/Treasurer
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

For questions or more information, email



If you need a Missouri state member's phone, email
or address click on the link below.

2017 Missouri Membership List - By District

2017 Missouri Membership List - By Last Name


Read details under Latest News Deadline - June 1!

Historical MPP margins are listed below.

Click here for historical MPP margins, will be updated monthly.

For those enrolled in the 2018 USDA Margin Protection Program,
January $8.117, February $6.88, March $6.768

Historical MPP margins are listed below.

Click here for historical MPP margins, will be updated monthly.



May 8 - 10 Grazing School at Southwest Research Center, Mt. Vernon

June 1 MHA Membership dues received after June 1 are not eligible for Association Sponsored Awards.

June 1 - 3 4-State Dairy Days, Bentonville, AR
4-State Dairy Days FB Page

June 1 Ad deadline for July Pulsator to Jodi

Early June Northeast District Show, MU Campus, Columbia
June 15 Ozark Empire Fair Entry Deadline

June 29 - July 3 National Holstein Convention, Michigan

July 1 Missouri State Fair Entries Due.
July 3 - 7 Webster County Fair, Dairy Show, Marshfield
July 11 WC District Show, Pleasant Hill
July 18 - 20 4-H State Dairy Judging Camp

July 24 Missouri Holstein Field Day, Barnett, MO

July 28 SC District Show
July 26 - 29 Ozark Empire Fair - Dairy Show Ozark Empire Fair Schedule.

August 15-19 Missouri State Fair
September 1 Ad deadline for Pulsator to Jodi

November 1 Missouri Dairy Hall Nominations Due.
December 1 Ad deadline for Pulsator to Jodi

National Holstein Convention 2012

Scholarship Listings

Dairy Shrine Scholarships

FFA Scholarships

Robthom Farm, Springfield, MO:

Groves-View Dairy

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors:

Missouri Dairy Business Update:

Missouri Dairymen’s Resource Guide:

Genex Custom Collection Services:

Missouri Dairy Association:

Dairy Agenda Today: Classifieds-Post and search for everything farm related: livestock, feed and used equipment

We would like to link our Missouri Holstein Members that have a webpage of their own to the Missouri Holstein Page. Would you like to have your page linked up with ours? Contact Jodi Wright through the feedback form and I'll explain how it will work. We'd love to have everyone listed. There is no cost to you for this service.


Brad Groves
Phone: 417-880-7012

Vice President
Tommy Scrivner

Jodi Wright
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

Director at Large
Nelson Hostetler


Mid-States Editor
Kate Geppert
5803 Redwing Dr.
Columbia, MO 65202

National Director
Dwight Rokey
2021 F Road
Sabetha, Kansas 66534

Holstein Field Representative
Tim Ewing
4784 State Hwy PP
Fordland, MO 65652
417-818-MILK (6455)


If you would like more information on the following:

  • Cattle Available to Sell
  • Cattle Wanted to Buy
  • Consign cattle to State Sale
  • Request catalog for State Sale
  • Advertising in Mid-States Publication
  • Subscribing to Mid-States Publication
  • Senior Membership
  • Junior Membership
  • Show Entry forms
  • Information on Missouri Sho-Me Futurity
  • Want to advertise on Breeders Page on our website
  • Would like to link farm to Missouri Website
  • Other

Please email your request for information to the following email. Include the items you are interested in, your name, address, phone, and email.


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